The Office of Admission is eager to engage with you virtually!

Please note that Occidental is currently closed to visitors, with no organized campus tours being offered. This difficult decision was made out of an abundance of caution due to the novel coronavirus. 

You can start getting a feel for the College, virtually, by taking a look around campus and joining us for an online Information Session. We hope that you will explore all of the resources available to you on this page!


Information Session

This live session will be conducted by an admission officer who is joined by two current students for Q&A. There is also a pre-recorded Information Session that you can watch anytime. Prospective students, along with school and CBO counselors are encouraged to attend!


Student Session

Prospective students can join these informal chats to ask our current students questions about their academic and co-curricular experiences. Have your questions answered live! Plan to register for a student session after attending an information session.

Oxy mascot Oswald backed by Thorne Hall

Discover Occidental: Junior Preview Day Recap

We join you to watch the recording from our Spring 2021 virtual Discover Occidental event. You'll hear insights about what makes our community at Oxy so unique, along with short workshops on topics such as presenting yourself to colleges and crafting the college essay. Current students also share their experiences navigating the application process and how they've taken advantage of their time at the College. 

Transfer Open House

Transfer Open House Recap

Head to the Transfer Open House page to watch featured recordings from Occidental's Spring 2021Transfer Open House. These virtual sessions, aimed at students who are considering transferring to Oxy, will provide you with an inside look at life at the College, along with details about the transfer application process. Hear from our Directors of Transfer Admission and Financial Aid, learn about student services and resources in our residential community and listen to current transfer students share their experiences.